The infodays focusing on Erasmus+ centralised activities took place on 10 and 11 November 2022 in Budapest.
The joint infodays were co-organised by the DZS|CZELO Office with national agencies from Austria (OeAD), Hungary (TPF) and Slovakia (SAAIC). The event was held in Budapest, where almost 120 participants, including 22 representatives of 13 Czech universities, gathered.
The event was opened by Laura Sinóros-Szabó from the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology. She introduced the participants to the Hungarian higher education system and highlighted new national reforms and advances in international cooperation in recent years. Adrian Veale from the European Commission (DG EAC) focused on the international dimension of Erasmus+ and cooperation with partner countries. After that, there were presentations given by the co-organising national agencies on Erasmus Mundus, Jean Monnet and Capacity Building in Higher Education activities. Thursday´s programme was closed by presentations given by representatives of the National Offices from three Erasmus+ partner countries - Jordan, Armenia, and Uzbekistan. They introduced not only the higher education systems in their respective countries and regions and their involvement in various centralised Erasmus+ activities, but also national priorities in the field of education.
Friday's programme started with a presentation on European University Alliances, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges and Innovation Alliances. Afterwards, the participants were divided into smaller groups and could choose two workshops on the topic of Capacity Building in Higher Education, Erasmus Mundus Design Measures, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree, or Jean Monnet activities, depending on their interest. During the workshops, they not only learned tips on how to complete and submit successful grant applications but were also introduced to the problems and challenges associated with project proposal, partner search and project implementation. They got an insightful presentation by their colleagues whose projects were selected in previous calls.
The aim of the infodays was to share experiences and project proposals, discuss challenges, as well as connect the visitors during the informal parts of the programme. They had several networking opportunities, be it at the marketplace or during the dinner. Above all, the event was meant to provide practical support and encouragement to potential applicants under the next Erasmus+ call for proposals through in-depth, practice-oriented presentations and discussions.
For more information visit the event website where you can find all the PowerPoint presentations in the upcoming days.